Evolution of the giants

These figures were born at the same time in different parts of the world, not interconnected, it was logical that if they did also evolved in different ways, although they agree, incidentally, at times.

And the first remarkable development is the appearance of the stand, an element that keeps the giant to its full height, even when it is inside the carrier, which facilitates the relief and rest.

This element helped change the concept of the giants, giving them a more majestic and allowing inside include handles for easy mobility and displacement. Yet there are indications that this element in the world of giants key was not incorporated before the twelfth century.

But despite the obvious advantages derived from the easel, this discovery has been made ​​in many areas giganteras the world, which is rare its presence outside Europe.

The evolutionary process continued with the addition of an internal structure, based initially made wicker rings and other materials, allowing the body to the giant and make it proportional in width to its height.

Subsequently, the clothes and skin structures that covered the ancient figures were replaced by more rigid forms, first of wood (especially hands and heads) and then paper mache.

And we have the giants as we now know most of Europe, but very different from those existing in most parts of the world.

 

Brazil.

 

Angola.

Nigeria.